donna summer is dead but disco isn’t

MOJO Company

queen mojo spreads her legs- glister glimmer gloss
for the pleasure of, hers, theirs, yours.

tactically tacky and decidedly decadent, queen mojo uses femme-femme and celebration as a
tool of destruction
because * patriarchy *
glister glimmer gloss: it’s a tactically tacky multi-coloured spectacle provoked for
the pleasure of, hers, theirs, yours.
queen mojo we hear them cry, all hail queen mojo all hail
who cries? Female to the front!

Moa Johansson is a performance maker based in London. In 2016 she gave birth to queen mojo; a persona project rooted in a queer feminist exploration. Since, queen mojo has presented herself at various venues and festivals extensively across the UK and internationally, most recently Thorny (Bristol), KopfMensch & ÜberMeier im Palas (Berlin) and Duckie (London). With empowered femininity, queen mojo uses celebration as tools to dismantle a power structure coded as male; it’s a royal feast of tactically tackiness and pure decadence. queen mojo shouts: femmes to the front!

donna summer is dead but disco isn’t was part of PUG#6 at Tyneside Irish Centre 27 April 2018.


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Space Six, Floor Six, 39 Pilgrim St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6QE

Workshop: oracular practice | Sat 4th May 2019

Workshop: oracular practice | Sat 4th May 2019

oracular practice workshop facilitated by Last Yearz Interesting Negro

Workshop description 

A space where I try to make an opening in myself to share current questions, concerns and interests through practice that is part of a project towards disentangling myself from assimilationist approaches. Moving from and through and with states of overwhelm, using the density of available sensory and remembered information, our interior worlds stacked with living, subjective data that can be used as tools for divination.

Or, in other words: some dancing with some words and sounds to provoke and encourage.

About Last Yearz Interesting Negro

oracular practice will be facilitated by Last Yearz Interesting Negro, the performance project of London based artist and dancer Jamila Johnson-Small. The choreographies are dreamspaces and battlegrounds, that build atmospheric landscapes through the live unfolding of the tensions between things that produce meaning. Working with dramaturgies of sculpture, electronic music, poetry, video, texture, a public and always dancing, Jamila isn’t so interested in genre and her practice moves across various spaces, contexts and roles, also curating and hosting spaces for conversation and artistic exchange. She collaborates regularly with Alexandrina Hemsley (Project O), Phoebe Collings-James, Fernanda Muñoz-Newome, Shelley Parker and Rowdy SS. Please see more about Last Yearz Interesting Negro here.

When: Saturday 4th May, 11am – 1pm

Where: GIFT Festival, Caedmon Hall, Gateshead Central Library NE8 4LN

Tickets: Free. Space is very limited please register your attendance here. 

Suitability: 16+

Please wear soft comfortable clothing. And bring layers to keep warm.

Travel and Access information here.

Please contact PUG Producer, Rosa at if you have any questions.

oracular practice workshop is hosted by PUG with support from Gateshead Council Culture Team, GIFT and ACE. Last Yearz Interesting Negro will be performing at PUG#7 as part of GIFT Festival.

PUG will be hosting workshops throughout 2019.


Image: Last Yearz Interesting Negro. Image by Katarzyna Perlak and Carlos Jimenez.

ROSA POSTLETHWAITE | +44 (0) 77577 39643 | | Space Six, Floor Six, 39 Pilgrim St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6QE

All images on PUG website by Chris Bishop